Sow & Arrow set to offer town food ‘with a difference’

Pauline and Gary.

Pauline and Gary. - Credit: Contributed

A new restaurant and takeaway service is set to open in Clevedon’s town centre offering meals based on the paleolithic diet.

Sow & Arrow will open in Old Street and will provide gluten-free, low carbohydrate, high protein food promoting the diet which encourages people to only eat ingredients which would have been available during the paleolithic period.

The business is owned by Clevedon resident Pauline Cox and her business partner Gary Lewis who will also offer health advice through online videos and in-store visits.

Pauline said: “Sow & Arrow is a really different kind of business.

“It is a very interesting way of eating as there is a lot of evidence it reduces diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis which can be very debilitating to people who have it.

“I really believe in a science-based approach to health – having quality evidence for eating a certain way is really important.

“We have been blown away by the level of interest.

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“We have just had so much interest because there are a huge amount of health-minded people in this area, yet not a great deal of food establishments catering for this market.

“I am so passionate about food that this isn’t just about health – it has to taste really good.

“We will be featuring things like paleo bread, sandwiches, wraps, lamb koftas with cauliflower rice and salads.

“We are going to have bread for the public to come and buy and we are going to have a big takeaway element with a lot of pre-made salads that people can buy at lunch time or dinner time.”

As well as offering a menu packed with variety, Sow & Arrow will only use biodegradable materials and no plastic.

The business will also use locally-sourced produce and has had help from local companies to refurbish the store, including mugs from Phoenix Pottery and branding from graphic designer Pace.

Pauline added: “We love Old Street as it has lots of passing trade.

“It is going to have lovely outside signs and is going to be something really different for Clevedon.

“We are also very aware of our carbon footprint and just being a source of good information.”

Sow & Arrow is likely to employ around five people when it initially opens in the next few weeks.